Elders in Benue State have warned the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, to stop lamenting his government’s gross failure and inability to meet the yearnings of the citizenry.
At the Town Hall meeting with elders and stakeholders across the state, Ortom had lamented the challenges confronting his administration due to the economic crunch.
The governor had explained that the economic recession in the country had caused untold hardship, leading to his government’s inability to pay workers’ salaries and deliver on his campaign promises.
However, elders like Chief Abuh Shuluwa, Augustine Avam, Fabian Biam and some others who spoke in Katsina-Ala and Gboko axis on Tuesday, decried the continuous lamentation of the governor, asking him to do every possible means to source funds and pay workers’ salaries. They reminded the governor that his continuous cry will not solve the problem.
Shuluwa stated, “You can deceive the younger ones, but certainly not we the elder. There is so much money in the state. There are major markets that are generating revenues for the government. What happens to revenues being generated from Logo and Zaki Biam yam markets, where between 80 and 90 trailers full of yams are sold out to people from other parts of Nigeria.”